Tortola is the largest of the archipelago of the British Islands, as well as the most populated island of the group. Tortola, in the Caribbean Sea, is a mountainous island with the highest peak at Mount Sage, 530 metres (1,740 feet) above sea level.
Road Town, the capital of Tortola is on the south coast, around Road Harbour, a centre of tourism, commerce and a haven for yacht chartering.
The island offers excellent beaches, especially on the northern coast, nature with hiking trails and historic sites. As a holiday destination, Tortola has great hotels and villas and provides maritime activities including sailing, scuba diving and surfing. Ferry services are available to/from the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands.
Population: approximately 25 thousand inhabitants
Capital: Road Town
Other places: East End/ Long Look
Main attractions: Smuggler's Cove, Cane Garden Bay Beach, J.R. O'Neal Botanical Garden, Mount Sage National Park, Tortola Pier Park, maritime activities
Nearest Airports: Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS)